TCHE104M : Foundations of Education

Examines the philosophical, historical, legal and social/cultural aspects of education in the U.S. Explores current issues and trends in education, how schools and classrooms function organizationally and academically and teaching as a profession. Focuses on the goals of education, the role of governmental agencies, educational law and policy and the roles and responsibilities of teachers. The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) Model of Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing is introduced. Students must complete 20 hours of observation in a school setting.